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In Georgia, Now’s the Time for David Perdue ^ | May 11, 2014 | Brandon Howell

Posted on 05/11/2014 11:32:54 AM PDT by Kaslin

Peach State voters head to the polls on May 20th.

Michelle Nunn will inarguably be the Democrats’ nominee for the state’s open Senate seat, made vacant by Saxby Chambliss’s foregoing a bid for a third term.

She’s raised gobs of money from national forces, and many regard her as their party’s best shot at a pickup in 2014, albeit one most handicappers say will take serious lightening in a bottle.

However long her odds may be, it’s not a race that can be taken lightly, given the deluge of liberal dollars paying for campaign ads attempting to dupe voters into thinking she’s not like other Democrats, despite the fact that her victory would equate to a vote for Harry Reid as majority leader.

Five top-tier GOPers are vying for a shot – three congressmen, a former statewide office holder, and someone not cut from the political cloth.

That’s David Perdue, and now is the time for someone with his background in Georgia.

The last name’s familiar to Peach Staters – he’s the first cousin of Sonny Perdue, the state’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction. But he took a different path, this is his first run for office, and the story preceding him is that of the American Dream.

A self-made businessman, he grew up in Middle Georgia, worked and paid his way through school, and ultimately embarked on a 40 year run in business that saw him ink Reebok’s first exclusive deal with the NFL and expand Dollar General by 2,500 stores, creating thousands of jobs in the process.

That career took him and his family the world over, and he’s witnessed first-hand what the hammer of big government’s excess and regulatory machine can do to the private sector.

In this writer's mind, it sets him apart from the others in the field.

Perdue’s experience makes him a different kind of candidate, someone uniquely fitted to deal with the $17 trillion debt that should be on the mind of our leaders with each and every decision.

Point being – his legacy’s in place and he’ll tell you that he’s running so the next generation has an opportunity to leave a legacy of its own. Survey the race and it’s clear he’s the only one without an obvious political motivation.

That kind of pedigree is a refreshing voice in a field dotted with longtime officeholders and perennial candidates, evidenced by Perdue’s surge in the polls since February.

Moreover, from a political standpoint, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to Georgia’s future.

Though Nunn is the underdog in 2014, the state has been undergoing a rapid change in demographics for some time. Most agree that by 2018 or 2020 Democrats will have sufficient numbers to give the GOP a run for its money statewide.

The reality that we must elect a conservative senator who can win in both 2014 and 2020 cannot be lost over the course of this process.

Ultimately, that leaves a simple question – who is best fit to carry that mantle?

Is it one of three congressmen – two with a penchant for unelectable comments and one who was first elected the same year as Bill Clinton? Is it a former Georgia secretary of state who has sought office more times in the last eight years than the Atlanta Braves have won playoff games?

Or is it a first-time candidate with a different kind of background?

The polls bear this out – Perdue runs best in head-to-head matchups with Michelle Nunn.

With no offense intended to their accomplishments, the remainder of this field smacks of yesterday.

Georgians deserve an alternative to yesterday - someone who'll take the blade to Washington's outrageous spending, charge against Obamacare, and fight to unleash economic growth, not more government.

That’s David Perdue.

Attacks are sure to fly over this final week, as well as through the inevitable runoff, but I’m placing my stock with an electable conservative who will be a strong voice for Georgia moving forward.

Beyond personal preferences, it’s imperative Republicans put forward a united front against Michelle Nunn when the primary process is all said and done – the consequences in both 2014 and beyond are too great to ignore.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: election2014; senate

1 posted on 05/11/2014 11:32:54 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Perdue is the liberal establishment choice. He is absolutely 100% unacceptable.

2 posted on 05/11/2014 11:47:43 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I've kinda gotten the feeling that the name 'Perdue' is not really one people in Georgia want to bother with.

I'm a Georgia native, born in Macon, and try to keep up with things there.

So who's good to go?

3 posted on 05/11/2014 12:09:50 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: real saxophonist

At this point, voting for Karen Handel to stop Perdue is the clear-cut choice (though I have another preference who sadly won’t make the runoff).

4 posted on 05/11/2014 12:33:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Kaslin

He claims he is conservative and is opposed to amnesty 100%. But, you know I just no longer trust these corporate types. We have voted for them all along and it seems that all we get in the way of conservative policy wins is cutting their taxes. And the more we cut them the less they care about cutting spending or anything else conservative. I have completely gone over with Corporatists since so many of them have gone in for amnesty. I feel like the wife who thought she had such a good marriage and found the husband cheating and that was the end of it right there.

5 posted on 05/11/2014 1:18:33 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: amnestynone

Karen Handel must know the illegals are voting and that Hispanics by a large margin are voting Democrat. That was part of her job description.

Gingrey and Broun are against amnesty.

I’d trust Kingston on amnesty more than Perdue. Kingston is just going to be a fiscal liberal who will not cause any grief for Mitch.

Perdue looks like he could be a Vance McAllister, Michael Grimm or someone like that.

6 posted on 05/11/2014 2:48:27 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Perdue has no voting record so he can say anything. My gut feeling is that you are right and he will be a Johnny Isakson. Being a businessman doesn’t mean he’s going to vote conservative.

I’m voting for Paul Broun in the primary and I’ll vote for Karen Handel in the runoff if Broun doesn’t make it.

Michelle Nunn has a better chance of getting whacked in a drone strike than getting elected to that senate seat.

7 posted on 05/11/2014 6:08:55 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

You write that you are someone who is willing to support/vote for Handel. Why?

Ths is not a setup. I am a Georgia voter who personally has Handel at the bottom of my list. What is it that you see that i may be missing?

Side note: I am voting, at this time, for Perdue, but i try not to set my mind till i get in the booth. I have had the chance to spend a little time with him before he began his campaign and we had a lot of commonality of beliefs on freedom and guns rights. This is not an endorsement, however, because, as you say; no voting history.

8 posted on 05/11/2014 8:14:39 PM PDT by Noamie
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I saw the debate they had tonight and I would lean to Handel but Perdue was impressive since obviously people were targeting him. Most people seem to think that Perdue, Handel and /or perhaps Kinston will be in a runoff. Pretty hard to imagine one person getting 50%.

9 posted on 05/11/2014 8:49:08 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Kaslin

David Purdue attacked his opponent because she is “only” a High School grad. He is a smug nabob, And I look forward to voting for his opponent during the primary. David Purdue is a snooty closet liberal.

10 posted on 05/11/2014 11:44:48 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Noamie

Don’t get me wrong. Paul Broun is the guy we should all be voting for. He is the real meal deal conservative. Karen Handle is IMO not a RINO but also not a rabble rouser. She will usually vote the right way but probably follow the leadership too much.

I bought Johnny’s Isakson’s BS and voted him in for Senate initially. He’s a business man just like Perdue. There is no way I’m going to trust Perdue not to be another Isakson. I’ll go with Handel as she has a record you can look at.

Go to Redstate and read an article Erik Erickson wrote. Its something like “My Heart is With Broun But My Head is with Handel” He is for Broun but thinks Handel can win.

11 posted on 05/12/2014 6:09:45 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Ok - thank you

12 posted on 05/12/2014 12:46:59 PM PDT by Noamie
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